March 2, 2017 THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (USA, NR) 7PM
Director: Otto Bell Cast: Aisholan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Nurgaiv Rys, Almagul Kuksyegyen, Dalaikhan Running time: 87 min
This visually stunning documentary follows Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old girl who becomes the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a longstanding patrilineal tradi-tion. It’s a larger than life story, but one which is anchored by intimate moments. Our young heroine’s passion takes her on an incredible journey with an enriching and empowering lesson that will set hearts soaring.
We will also be screening Academy Award nominated short film, Blind Vaysha.
"With one eye that can only see the past and one that can only see the future, a man is tormented by two irreconcilable realities. Blind Vaysha is a vivid and gorgeously crafted 3D fable about living in the present.